Retail & Consumer

Retail & Consumer

Our firm has significant experience dealing with legal and commercial issues faced by multinational and local retailers, as well as consumer goods manufacturers and suppliers, in the region. We take a multi-disciplinary approach to providing advisory and transactional assistance.

We have an in-depth knowledge of the industry, the commercial drivers and pressures that affect them and an understanding of the continually changing business environment.

We support our clients in this sector in all key areas of their business, from strategic growth, M&A and divestments to operational and day to day issues, such as international brand management, commercial relationships and regulatory compliance. Our experience includes advising on:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Ongoing commercial relationships
  • Competition/antitrust issues
  • International brand management & IP issues
  • Franchising and licensing arrangements
  • Information technology procurement and e-commerce
  • Logistics, distribution, packaging, manufacturing and transitional service arrangements
  • Product liability and safety issues
  • Corporate law and corporate governance
  • Dispute resolution solutions

What we look for in our Lawyers

Our lawyers range from mid-level to senior lawyers including specialist lawyers who are at the top of their fields. They have a range of private practice and in-house experience across a range of practices and industries. Our lawyers are highly motivated and entrepreneurial individuals who are“self-starters” and thrive in commercial environments. They possess sound business acumen and common sense - key attributes in senior lawyers. All of our lawyers undergo a rigorous interview and selection process.

Ongoing support by GPS

As GCRemote is a division of GPS, not only will clients have the right lawyers seconded or deployed into their organisation, but they also have the benefit of the following:
· access to the research and precedent data bases of GPS;
· back-up support of the partners and lawyers of GPS;
· oversight and supervision of a relationship manager.
When clients contract with GCRemote, they are contracting with GPS. For virtual and remote secondments, clients are covered by the professional indemnity insurance of GPS in respect of legal advice provided.

Consultation

If you are a potential client, we would be pleased to provide you with a detailed consultation to discuss your legal needs and how we may benefit your organisation including identifying the most appropriate lawyer, method of delivery and fee structure.  Please contact us to arrange an appointment.

Careers

If you are an independent, motivated and experienced lawyer who is looking for a change from the traditional practice and experiences, please email us and we will provide you with details for the selection process.

Practise Areas

Private Equity Investments
Joint Ventures
FDI/ODI
Mergers & Acquisitions

Team

Brett Stewien
Partner
Sonny Payne
Partner